Saturday, December 17, 2011

Pretzel Turtles

This is a great treat to make if your short on time and the kids can help !!! My husband thought they were dang good!!

Pretzel Turtles
  • 20 small mini pretzels
  • 20 chocolate covered caramel candies
  • 20 pecan halves


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  2. Arrange the pretzels in a single layer on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Place one chocolate covered caramel candy on each pretzel.
  3. Bake for 4 minutes. While the candy is warm, press a pecan half onto each candy covered pretzel. Cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

Friday, December 2, 2011

PF Chang's Lettuce Wraps

I found this amazing recipe at Iowa Girl Eats and had to try it immediately. The result was amazing. I made a couple of changes to this recipe do to the ingredients I had on hand. I used diced chicken breasts instead of ground chicken and I used crunchy peanut butter instead of the chopped peanuts :)
This was a bif hit with the husband. I served it with coconut rice ...YUM!!! If you like asian cuisine then try this won't be sorry.

P.F. Chang's Lettuce Wraps
(Printable Version)
Serves 2-3
1lb ground chicken breast
1/2 medium onion, minced
salt & pepper, a dash of each
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1 inch gnob fresh ginger, peeled & minced
1 Tablespoon sesame oil
2 1/2 Tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 Tablespoon water
1 Tablespoon natural peanut butter
1/2 Tablespoon honey
1 Tablespoons + 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce (or more if you like it hotter)
dash of fresh pepper
3 green onions, chopped
1/2-8oz can sliced water chestnuts, drained & chopped
1/4 cup peanuts, chopped
10-12 large outer lettuce leaves, rinsed and patted dry
1. Heat a large, non-stick skillet on high. Add chicken, onion, salt & pepper, and cook until chicken is nearly done, stirring often to break up the meat. Add in minced garlic and ginger, and continue cooking until chicken is no longer pink.
2. Meanwhile, in a microwave safe bowl, combine sesame oil, soy sauce, water, peanut butter, honey, rice vinegar, chili garlic sauce and pepper. Microwave for 20 seconds, then stir until smooth. Add into the skillet and stir to combine.( I added the ingredients straight to the skillet with great results)
3 Add green onion and water chestnuts into the skillet then cook for 1-2 minutes until the onions are soft and the water chestnuts are heated through.
4. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts, and serve with cold lettuce leaves